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Medicare Insurance Update for 2018

As the New Year approaches, there are changes afoot for many insurance plans.  It is common for insurance plans to ‘roll over’ at the beginning of the calendar year.  This typically means that a new set of benefits is available … Continue reading

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Knee Osteoarthritis Twice as Common Today Compared to 75 Years Ago

According to a recently published study in PT in Motion News, knee osteoarthritis (OA) has more than doubled among Americans since 1940. The authors of the study say that this increase is NOT due to the trends of having longer … Continue reading

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Is Your Diet Contributing To Your Pain?

This guest post was written by Julia Lapo, a Doctoral of Physical Therapy student at Texas State in San Marcos, Texas.  Julia recently completed a clinical rotation at Symmetry. ________________________________________________________________ Inflammation in the body is a common cause of joint … Continue reading

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How a Physical Therapy Student Ended Up In Prison

As a dancer, tree climber, and lover of all things active, what originally drew me to physical therapy was the opportunity to use my love for movement to heal chronic pain. In physical therapy school, I committed myself to memorizing … Continue reading

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How Much Should I Exercise?

If you have ever been to Physical Therapy, then you are probably aware that exercise activity and a prescription of “homework exercises” are typically going to be a component of your treatment.  Our bodies are designed to move, and when … Continue reading

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How to Stay Healthy and Fit During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving is a time of year in which it is easy to overeat and begin an unhealthy cycle that continues on through New Year’s Eve. Although eating plays a large part during the fall and winter holidays, this season doesn’t … Continue reading

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Exercise is an Effective Treatment for Depression

Imagine going to the doctor with symptoms of depression and she hands you a new prescription: Do two sets of squats, 15 bicep curls, 10 laps around the track and call me in the morning. Though this is not (yet) … Continue reading

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World Diabetes Day is November 14th

World Diabetes Day – a day to raise awareness about diabetes – is coming up on November 14th.   Did you know that there are two types of diabetes? Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune condition. This means that the body’s … Continue reading

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Is Chronic Pain All In Your Head?

A “Guest Post” by Angel Young, Student Physical Therapist Since the 17th century, humans have understood pain to be a message from the body that something has been damaged or is not working as it should. We believe that there … Continue reading

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Five Things Lily Learned During Manual Therapy Residency

After achieving a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) and becoming licensed to practice Physical Therapy, some therapists choose to continue their education through additional residencies, fellowships, and/or certifications. These post-graduate programs allow therapists to specialize in focused areas of physical … Continue reading

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